Club tennis sessions are the heart of the club
and any member ( according to the restrictions of their
category of membership) and of a suitable standard
(assessed by the Club coach) can turn up and play
as many sets as they like. Lights and balls provided.
Players should adhere to the Code of Conduct, Rules
and Regulations and Club Etiquette standards
as provided below.
Every Saturday and Sunday afternoon,
the Club runs doubles tennis sessions for full members,
between 2 pm and 6 pm.
No guests or juniors ( 18 and under) are allowed to play
at the Weekend Club tennis sessions.
Code of Conduct for Club Tennis
Hartswood Tennis Club aims to provide a tennis venue that is safe, inclusive and has a positive atmosphere so that everyone is able to enjoy playing tennis at this club. Our code of conduct
and policies are designed to support this aim. The Club rules and code of conduct set out minimum standards of behaviour, which all members are expected to follow.
In addition, it is expected that members will
not permit aggressive, offensive or abusive language or behaviour
encourage fair and safe play
discourage deliberately hitting a ball hard at another player from close range in social tennis
call a 'let' if the ball enters an adjacent court and not disturb play of others
discourage disputes over line calls
leave the courts as we would hope to find them
talk quietly when play is in progress
wait until a suitable break in play to walk behind a court
No-one should leave home to participate in tennis if they, or someone they live with, has symptoms of COVID-19, currently recognised as any of the following:
A high temperature
- A new, continuous cough
A loss of, or change to, their sense of smell or taste
Should an individual have demonstrated any such symptoms they must follow NHS and PHE guidance on self isolation.
A set is completed when the winning team reaches 6 games. All games are sudden death deuces: gender to gender for mixed pairs or receiver's choice otherwise.
Like the other club activities, club members volunteer via a Doodle and take it in turns to provide afternoon tea and cakes, usually at around 4pm.
Occasionally, you have to sit and wait your turn for a short while to make up a set of doubles on a “first in first out” basis. If you choose to sit out, you will rejoin at the back of the queue.
Court Availability Saturday Mornings
During school term time 8.30 am - 12.30
Juniors only ( Coaching or pitch up and play)
Outside of Term time (Saturday morning coaching sessions not running) the courts are allocated until 12.30 in the following way:
The back courts are available to adult/youth members only and can be booked through the usual court booking system.
No junior members playing on the back courts and at least one junior member playing on each front court.
Whether a particular Saturday morning is in or out of term time can be seen by checking the Club Calendar